Tag Archives: Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program

Matt Goodrich: New FedRAMP Road Map Includes ATO Reuse Framework

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office has released a two-year road map to outline plans to focus on awareness, intended efficiencies and adaptability of cloud computing, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes that the FedRAMP Forward document highlighted the program office’s efforts to streamline the authorization process through a “do once, …

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FedRAMP to Release New Standards Draft for High-Impact Systems

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program plans to release a draft document on cloud services standards for high-impact systems this month due to demand from government agencies, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that FedRAMP Acting Director Matt Goodrich pointed to the increasing adoption of cloud and the Department of Homeland Security‘s continuous diagnostics …

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Matthew Goodrich: FedRAMP to Work on Compliance, Authorizations, Guidance

Matthew Goodrich, acting Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program director at the General Services Administration, says that FedRAMP will focus on customer engagement, documentation and stakeholder education over the next two years, FCW reported Monday. He said in an interview with Mark Rockwell that the upcoming two-year FedRAMP road map aims to continue work on facilitating …

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Report: DISA Testing Military Systems Against New FedRAMP Security Controls

The Defense Information Systems Agency is working with the military to identify mission-critical systems and running pilot tests for the additional Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Level 3 security requirements, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the tests are conducted to help the Defense Department‘s risk executive function determine …

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GSA Unveils Cloud Transition Plan for Providers; Maria Roat Comments

The General Services Administration has issued a transition plan to prepare cloud service providers for the new security standards to be released in June under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes the changes are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s fourth revision of …

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A2LA to Audit FedRAMP 3rd Party Reviews; Dave McClure Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration has selected the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation to assess third-party reviews of cloud computing providers under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The FedRAMP approach works to assess, authorize and monitor cloud products and services with the goal of helping the government reduce …

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FedRAMP Gives Contractors, Agencies Guide to Securing Clouds

The long-anticipated guidance regarding how contractors can provide the federal government cloud solutions was unveiled Thursday after nearly two years of being in the works. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel issued a policy memo detailing how agencies will use the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, to …

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GSA’s Bhagowalia: Cloud Economics ‘Driving the Transformation’

The General Service’s Administrations point-person for all things cloud computing said, like almost every new technology, the economics “are driving the transformation.” Speaking at the Cloud/Gov 2011 conference, Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, deputy associate administrator at the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, said the government’s recently …

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